Pro Corda West

Pro Corda West for string, piano and wind players, aged 8-18, focuses on the key elements of chamber music alongside sessions in Dalcroze Eurhythmics, improvisation and composition.

Spanning eight days, the course is making an exciting move to our new partner school, Millfield, in August. Musical activities will all take place in Millfield Music School and Johnson Hall. During leisure times students will get to enjoy the incredible Millfield facilities. You can see just a small selection below:

For those used to the journey to Wells for previous Pro Corda West courses, Millfield is in a similar location. The address is Butleigh Road, Street, BA16 0YD

The course includes:

  • Daily chamber music sessions - to prepare and perform works by a range of composers.
  • Creative musicianship - through Dalcroze Eurhythmics and improvisation leading to composition.
  • Performance opportunities - including house concerts and end of course presentation.
  • Chamber orchestra
  • Wide range of leisure activities including swimming

The next course will take place:

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Important Info:

Age range: 8-18yrs
Entry requirement: Grade 3
Audition: Yes
Course dates: See below
Application deadline: See individual events
Location: Millfield School, Glastonbury
Cost: See individual events

See a fantastic example of a small group in action at Pro Corda West:

Young people learning Dalcroze Eurhythmics at Pro Corda West:

All Pro Corda courses have excellent pastoral care, and this comes partly from the relatively small numbers on the course due to the emphasis on chamber music and partly from the expertise and experience of the pastoral staff. All staff are chosen for their experience and empathy, and students and parents alike will find a warm welcome. Pro Corda West is particularly suited to families with siblings who would like to attend a course together.

Millfield is in a beautiful part of the countryside which would make an excellent holiday venue for parents to relax and explore whilst the children have an inspiring and exciting time making music together.

The director of the course is Anita Strevens – well known chamber musician, Dalcroze Eurhythmics expert and cello teacher. She plays in Accordare Quartet, Trio Vita and has a duo partnership with Helen Crayford, piano. Anita was Cello Consultant for the new ABRSM syllabus. She also directs the Pro Corda Preparatory Course.

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